JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC Save the Date Photographer | Amy+Tony

Amy and I met up in a Starbucks on a super cold and rainy day in  December to chat all about her wedding!  I love it when I meet with a bride or couple and during the meet up at some point all of the people around us fall away.. We were laughing, slapping the table, comparing cuteness of our fur kids on our iPhones, just enjoying the time together like old friends catching up. 

I asked her to describe Tony to me.. "he's my balance" I think is what she said.. or something like that.. See, Amy is VIBRANT!! She's loud, she's expressive, her mind is going a million times a minute.. Tony is the calm one, the relaxed one, the problem solver.. I KNEW Tony and I would get along.. I was like "Tony's just like me!" HAHAHAHAAH.. 

I could not be happier to be chosen as their wedding photographer for their wedding in October!

We decided JC Raulston would be a great place to meet up for their Save the Dates.. just looking at how these turned out I am ECSTATIC to see how their Engagements and Wedding Day images are going to be!!! <3 

More to come from these two...... 

Downtown Raleigh Engagement Photographer | Katie+Mark

A couple of months ago Katie+Mark met with me to capture their engagements!  We started out at the always beautiful Coker Arboretum on UNC Chapel Hill's Campus and then travelled to Raleigh to head downtown and the classic Boylan Bridge area and City Market! 

I learned about how they met, what quality they love the most about each other (Always love asking that question!) and learned about the amazing way Mark proposed! 

Mark handmade a bench.. an amazing bench to have at the lake that they frequent for walks with their puppy..

" He knew there was not anywhere to sit in that area so about a month prior to that day, he had begun working on it."

Can't wait to see this bench at their wedding!  I am so looking forward to capturing Katie's bridals this week and catching up with these two at their MacGregor Downs Counrty Club Wedding one month from today!! 

Zainab+Pa: RDU Airport and Downtown Raleigh Engagement Session

So hard to put into words how much I adore this couple.  Zainab and I met when she came to me as a guest at Cordie+Christian's wedding last October and asked if I was available for her wedding in April!  I was and we set up a time to meet!  Cupcakes and Lattes with Zainab and her Mom made for the BEST meeting! I loved listening to the story of how she met Pa once at a Reggae club in 2007 and then again a couple of years later.  That night in 2007 they took a photo together unknowingly of what the future would hold! <---- I LOVE THAT!! 

Pa moved to Minnesota literally right after he started a relationship with Zainab!  So much of their relationship was spent in airports, RDU to be exact, that it was only fitting to start their engagement session there!  Then we had some fun down in City Market!  

I can not wait to share their wedding with you! It was definitely one of my biggest highlights of 2014!  So incredibly honored to have had the chance to work with these two and their amazing friends and family!  

Enjoy some of my favorites below! 

Sarah+Matt: Engaged! Downtown Raleigh North Carolina Photographer

Back in December  I met up with Sarah and Matt to shoot their engagements.  We met up at Raleigh Times, one of my favorite places in Raleigh!  I had already scoped out this amazing yellow tree and we went off to find it!  We walked around.. took in the sights and got some great shots!  I loved how they printed many of them and had them displayed at their wedding.  They were married this past May and I am late getting around to this blog post.. Better late than never, I always say!  So here's Sarah, Matt and beautiful downtown Raleigh, North Carolina! Enjoy! <3

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